AC #600 Integrated Circuit Engineering Collection Series 16

September 25, 1976   Description:

    A series of 1976 reviews of  Don Hoefler's Microelectronics News

    ICE Collection - Project File 10085 - review of :

MICROELECTRONICS NEWSLETTER
September 25, 1976

NATIONAL
Fred Bialek has a fairly good reputation as a practical manager in the National mold. He is respected by Sporck and the rest of the industry. This is not the end of the shake-ups.

BARBADOS OFFSHORE
Barbados is another one of the offshore facilities that ICE is familiar with. With inflation and political unrest in the Far East we will see more establishment of semi-conductor operations assembly in South American areas than in the past.

NIPPON ELECTRIC 4K
Nippon apparently is doing fairly well with its 4K, although the yields are not up to U.S. industry standards. As a licensee of Honeywell, they gained experience in marketing to U.S. mainframe houses.

MONOLITHIC MEMORIES
MM still needs a shot in the arm for expansion. The bit-slice market is going to the AMD 2900, and although MM has a large share of the bipolar ROM/PROM market, it is not gaining.

TELEDYNE
Teledyne's overall financial picture is improving. They may try to fix up their semiconductor operation.

CAMBRIDGE MEMORIES
As it turned out, Hoefler was right. Harris is leaning heavily on the watch chip business these days, and is attempting to get out of that precarious position with CMOS microprocessors. A few have been shipped.

AMI
AMI has too many overhead people for the size of their operation. A proper housecleaning probably would not destroy morale.

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